Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Terry L. Darr

Terry Lynn Darr, a decorated Vietnam Veteran, died on August 24, 2015 at the age of 72. A graduate of Powell High School, where he was known for his athleticism (especially football), Terry served in the Navy, earning several medals for bravery and honorable service. He was a chemical operator at ORNL and owned his [Read more…]

James “Don” Keck

James D. (Don) Keck, 76, lost his struggle with a long & exhausting illness on August 25, 2015. A loving husband, father, & papaw, we mourn his passing but we are blessed with precious memories. Preceded in death by parents Alfred Leon and Hazel Lee Lewis Keck; grandparents who reared him in the Heiskell/Powell community, [Read more…]

Sandra K. Smith

Sandra Kay Smith died Monday, August 24, 2015 from complications of cancer. She was born September 25, 1942 in Missouri. After living in many places, she settled in Clinton, TN. She worked as an LPN nurse for several years, enjoyed music, singing, cooking, riding horses, reading and watching movies. She is survived by her two [Read more…]

Ralph Eugene McGill Sr.

Ralph Eugene McGill Sr. age 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Tennova Residential Hospice. He loved picking at the flea market and once owned his own antique store. He treasured antique cars, music & dancing and most importantly people. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Alice McGill, [Read more…]

Linda S. Rhodes

Linda S. Rhodes, age 73, went home to be with her Lord on August 17, 2015. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and taking care of everybody, especially her four-legged kids, Harvey and Ross.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Hazel Dyer; and brothers, David and Jack [Read more…]

M. Rebecca Trewhitt

Martha Rebecca “Becky” Trewhitt, age 69, passed away suddenly Friday, August 14, 2015 at Physicians Regional. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward I. and Nona Trewhitt. She is survived by her sister Sarah Trewhitt Smith (Jim) of Knoxville, Mary Beth Trewhitt Leamon (Dennis) of Statesville, NC; brothers Robert P. Trewhitt (Janet), and [Read more…]

Audrey “Babe” Jennings

Audrey “Babe” Easter Jennings, age 93, passed away at her Knoxville residence on August 14th. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and raising daylilies. Audrey had a long career in banking, retiring from First American Bank (formally Park Bank) as the Assistant Vice President, then after retirement, she spent many years with Home Federal [Read more…]

James W. Hendry

James Wallace Hendry, age 56, was ultimately healed from his cancer and went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 9, 2015. He was a devoted husband, father, uncle, and teacher who will always be remembered for his thoughtful, considerate, and caring presence. He dedicated his life to providing for his family, and [Read more…]

Tammy L. Autry

Tammy Branch Coward Autry, 55 of Knoxville, passed away on August 10, 2015 at North Knoxville Medical Center. Tammy was a fun-loving, outgoing free spirit who told everyone “like it is”. She was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. She is survived by her sons, Larry and Chris Coward; special friend, Willie [Read more…]

Ralph “Skip” Fayo III

Ralph Frederick “Skip” Fayo, III passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 10, 2015. A native of New York and longtime resident of the Knoxville area, Skip leaves behind a loving legacy of family and friends. Skip’s death is mourned by his fiancé, Karla Sexton; his children Joshua, Heather, John, Stephen (Shelbie), and Zackary; his grandson, [Read more…]

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